Soto Ayam

with All-In-One Cooker

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‘Soto ayam’ is an Indonesian-style spiced chicken soup -full of flavor and a great alternative to classic Western chicken soups! Here’s how to do it with an all-in-one cooker!

Let's start cooking!

Lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves in a pan with spice paste

Step 1 - Blend and fry spice paste

  • In a blender, add ginger, galangal, shallots, turmeric powder, chili, candlenuts, coriander seeds, white peppercorns and 200 ml vegetable oil. Blend into a paste.

    Spice pastes are also known by the name in Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia as rempah.
  • Add spice paste into cooker and select the SAUTE/SEAR, HIGH TEMP option then select START. Fry for 10 minutes, or until oil separates from the paste.

  • Add lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.

Raw chicken in a pot of water

Step 2 - Boil chicken soup

  • To the cooker, add 2 L water, chicken and 4 Tbsp salt. Select PRESSURE COOK, MANUAL and adjust timing to 10 minutes. Ensure vent is on the SEAL setting.

    In Indonesia, traditional Indonesian soups are known by the name soto, while Western-style soups are usually named so

Spice paste added to chicken soup in a pot

Step 3 - Serve soto ayam

  • Add spice paste to the chicken soup, then stir to mix. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. If chicken is too chunky, break the chicken apart and remove bones if desired.

Plate and serve!

Curry chicken thigh in bowl with vegetables

Serve hot.

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